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Updated Articles and Resources

By Terri Mauro

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Special Education in Arkansas Created: Saturday, September 24, 2011 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Getting started with special education can be an intimidating experience. Here are five ways for parents in Arkansas to get information about the special-education process and find the contacts they need.
    • Response to Intervention Created: Sunday, September 25, 2011 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Response to Intervention is a term used by special educators when discussing students with suspected learning disabilities. Find out what it means for your child.
    • Site of the Day: April 2014 Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Find a daily destination of interest to parents of children with special needs. The sites listed here were featured in April 2014.
    • Autism News 2014 Created: Thursday, January 23, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      News stories on autism, from around the Web, featured in the daily news folder on About.com Children With Special Needs in 2014.
    • Printable Coupons for Kids - Use as Gifts, Rewards, or Bribes Created: Thursday, December 21, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      A coupon good for a swift release from time-out is a useful small reward or motivational goal for a child's behavior chart, or an easy gift add-on.
    • How to Get an IEP for Your Child Created: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Whether you've requested an Individualized Educational Plan for your child or have been asked to consider one by school or state personnel, these are the steps you'll go through, from initial refer...
    • The Inclusive Class Podcast - Episode Index 2011-2014 Created: Friday, April 04, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Find the topics you're looking for on an index of "The Inclusive Class" podcasts in 2014, with links to other years.
    • Speech-Therapy News 2014 Created: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      News stories on speech therapy, from around the Web, featured in the daily news folder on About.com Children With Special Needs in 2014.
    • Special-Education News 2014 Created: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Special-education news stories from around the Web featured in the daily news folder on About.com Children With Special Needs in January and February of 2014.
    • Special-Needs Sports News 2014 Created: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      News stories on special-needs sports, from around the Web, featured in the daily news folder on About.com Children With Special Needs in 2014.
    • Special-Needs Entertainment News 2014 Created: Thursday, February 13, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Special-needs entertainment news stories from around the Web featured in the daily news folder on About.com Children With Special Needs in 2014.
    • Special-Needs Parenting News 2014 Created: Thursday, January 23, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Special-needs parenting news stories featured in the daily news folder on About.com Children With Special Needs in January 2014.
    • Before You Pick a Pediatrician Created: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      There's more to picking a pediatrician for a child with special needs than finding the finest physician. You'll also want to think about things like how far you'll drive, how long you'll wait, and how well you'll be listened to. Learn more about the five factors you should consider before choosing your child's doctor.
    • Differentiating Instruction Created: Friday, November 07, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Differentiating instruction helps teachers meet the needs of special-education and regular-education students in one classroom. Yes, it can be done.
    • Sample 504 Plans Created: Thursday, September 18, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      504 plans spell out accommodations to keep students with disabilities safe and available for learning. Review these sample plans before helping plan your child's.
    • Set Up an E-mail Account for Your Child That You Can Monitor Created: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      If you want your child to have e-mail but worry about what might turn up in that inbox, set up a Gmail account to forward copies of everything to you.
    • 101 Things to Do When There's Nothing to Do Created: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      No matter how organized the parent, there will always be times when kids need distraction and there are no books or games or toys at hand. Here are 101 informal time-wasters to amuse your child whe...
    • Parenting RoundAbout Podcast Created: Friday, February 14, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Listen to Parenting RoundAbout, a weekly podcast in which four About.com experts chat about parenting issues.
    • What Are "Special Needs"? Created: Thursday, May 04, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      An explanation of the term "special needs," and a look at different children's diseases, disorders and disabilities that fall under that umbrella.
    • What Is Mosaic Down Syndrome? Created: Thursday, January 11, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A definition of Mosaic Down syndrome, with links to more information.
    • First 5 Things to Do If You Think Your Child Needs Special Education Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Getting started with special education can be an intimidating process. Take these first simple steps to make informed choices.
    • Attention Deficit Disorder - ADD Created: Sunday, June 12, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      A definition of ADD, with links to more information.
    • Food-Allergy News 2014 Created: Thursday, January 23, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      News stories on food allergies, from around the Web, that were featured in the daily news folder on About.com Children With Special Needs in 2014.
    • Preparing the School for Your Child with a Peanut Allergy Created: Thursday, October 27, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      School can be a dangerous place for children with a peanut allergy. Let the school know what your child needs to be safe with these tips and printouts.
    • Preparing the School for Your Child with Asthma Created: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      School can be a difficult and even dangerous place for children with asthma. Let the school know what your child needs to be safe and successful with these tips and printouts.
    • Medical News 2014 Created: Thursday, February 13, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      News stories on medical issues, from around the Web, featured in the daily news folder on About.com Children With Special Needs in 2014.
    • Site of the Day Alphabetical Index Created: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Looking for somewhere good to surf? Stop by here first for a daily destination of interest to parents of children with special needs, to parents in general, or to anyone looking for diversion. On t...
    • Special-Needs Swim Gear Created: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Children with special needs may face special challenges when it comes to water play -- from keeping ear tubes dry to finding extra-large swim diapers.
    • Special-Needs Business Profile: GraceSigns Created: Monday, May 27, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Profile of an online business selling an app that teaches sign language.
    • Celiac-Disease News 2014 Created: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      News stories on celiac disease from around the Web featured in the daily news folder on About.com Children With Special Needs in January 2014.
    • Balancing Your Career With Your Child's Special Needs Created: Sunday, July 03, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Parents of children with special needs require extraordinary flexibility in their jobs and their schedules. Moms who've found that as About.com guide share their tips for balancing work with a chil...
    • What Is a 504 Plan? Created: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Information on accommodations for students with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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